visit with a new, fixed, provisional prosthesis and enjoy an improved quality of life. According to plan, the patient should now have an ideal set-up and VDO. The patient enjoys this provisional for a few months and returns for the final prosthesis. At this point, we ask the question: If the provisional denture was well thought-out, and the patient is comfortable with the prosthesis, why start all over again with implant-level impressions and bite blocks, why not work from what is established and accepted? Our RAPID (ROE Advanced Prosthetic Implant Device) is our answer to this question.
With the RAPID we've developed a chairside procedure that allows us to create a master cast and capture tooth position, the VDO, and verified implant position on the day of surgery! With these records, during the first restorative appointment the doctor will simply reline our RAPID Appliance with impression material to capture the healed tissue surface. From this impression, we skip 3 clinical appointments and progress right to the tooth set-up and bar fabrication. The case is tried-in, reset if needed, and taken to completion. We think this is an excellent method of saving time and appointments, reducing variables and significantly increasing profi tability. If you restore or place implants using an immediate All-On-4,5,6 protocol, we encourage you to call us to discuss how the RAPID appliance can accelerate the restoration of the final hybrid or Prettau bridge.
ROE will soon announce a product called the CombiGuide for All-On-4, which will
revolutionize the All-On-4 surgical visit, and facilitate a much quicker surgery and rapid conversion process. For surgery, the doctor will receive a bone model, two-piece bone reduction/osteotomy guide (image to the right), transfer and seating bites, and an immediate flange-free provisional that is seated via the bites, rather than jaw manipulation. We will also provide an immediate conventional denture as a backup, when initial torque is not achieved. We will explain